Can You Bring Disney Lightsabers on Planes?

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man using a red lightsaber replica in a dark cave

Carry-on bags

Yes, with conditions

Checked luggage


Rules for Flights in the USA

In the United States, lightsabers are allowed to travel in hand and cargo baggage. Although TSA doesn’t make any exceptions on which lightsabers you can carry, the size restrictions of each airline might prevent you from taking long and large lightsabers in a carry-on. 

Generally, they should fit in the overhead bin and comply with the airline’s carry-on size restrictions. Keep in mind that some airlines count your lightsabers as part of your carry-on allowance, and some will make exceptions.

Heavy and sturdier lightsabers might also get flagged as a potential bludgeon weapon, particularly if you can’t dismantle them. Therefore, heavier lightsabers made out of metal or wood should be packed in checked baggage.

Rules for Flights in Other Countries

New Zealand

On Canadian and New Zealand flights, lightsabers are allowed in carry-on and checked baggage with restrictions. When traveling in a carry-on, lightsabers should meet carry-on size requirements. Some airlines might allow longer sabers in a carry-on, but passengers should contact them directly. But, for the most part, if they don’t fit, they must travel in checked baggage.

Europe, the United Kingdom, and Australia

In European, United Kingdom, and Australian flights, lightsabers aren’t generally allowed in hand baggage and should be packed in checked baggage exclusively.

India and China

Indian and Chinese authorities don’t specify if lightsabers are allowed in hand and cargo baggage, but generally, they’re considered as toy weapons, which are banned from hand luggage, so it’s best to pack them in checked baggage.


Sources: For writing this article, we took information only from official sources, like airline regulators, government websites, and major airlines. If you want to confirm that our information is accurate and up to date, click on any of the links mentioned above. We linked out to where we found this information for each country.

Disclaimer: The final decision of whether you can bring lightsabers on planes always rests on the security officer. Some airlines also have additional rules that may be different.

Frequently Asked Questions About Bringing Lightsaber Replicas and Toys on Planes

Are lightsaber replicas considered weapons?

Generally, lightsaber replicas aren’t considered weapons on flights in the United States. TSA allows lightsabers in carry-on and checked baggage when traveling. However, the final decision to allow them through the security checkpoint rests on the airport security agent. If your lightsaber is made out of heavy material and can’t be disassembled, it might classify as a potential bludgeon weapon. Plastic and collapsible lightsabers are more likely to be allowed through airport security.

Are all types of lightsaber replicas allowed on planes (Neopixel, Savi, Ultrasaber, etc.)?

For the most part, all types of lightsabers are allowed on planes in the United States. Neopixel, Savi, and Ultrasaber lightsabers are generally welcome in hand and checked baggage. You can carry them alone or use a lightsaber case and place them in the overhead bin. Although TSA allows them, your lightsaber might be too big for some airlines’ carry-on standards. In this case, lightsaber replicas must travel in checked baggage and if they have lithium batteries, you should remove them and pack them in your carry-on.

Even if TSA generally allows lightsaber replicas onboard, and the airline doesn’t have any restrictions against it, the final decision to allow lightsabers through security belongs to the TSA agent at the airport.

Are metal lightsaber replicas also allowed on planes?

In general, metal lightsaber replicas are allowed on planes in the United States. TSA allows all types of lightsabers on planes, regardless of the material they’re built from. However, they do state that security agents at the airport have the last word on the matter. If your metal lightsabers can’t be disassembled and are long enough to be considered a potential bludgeon weapon, then they might not make it through security. Although metal lightsaber replicas are generally allowed, plastic replicas and lightsabers that can be disassembled and stored away in pieces are less likely to have any problems going through security.

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Should I pack my lightsaber in checked or hand luggage?

Overall, it’s best to pack your lightsaber in hand baggage when traveling in the United States. TSA allows lightsabers in both carry-on and checked baggage without any restrictions, but whenever possible, it’s best to pack them in hand baggage to avoid possible damage to them in cargo baggage. You can either use a lightsaber carrying case or pack it inside your cabin baggage with the rest of your belongings. But, keep in mind, if it’s in its own case, some airlines might count your lightsaber as part of your carry-on allowance. However, for larger, heavier, and sturdier lightsabers made out of metal, it’s best to pack them in checked baggage in case they get flagged as bludgeon weapons.

If the lightsaber contains lithium batteries and it’s packed in checked baggage, it must be switched off and protected from accidentally activating. Furthermore, all lithium devices must be charged and working because TSA prohibits bringing faulty devices with lithium batteries, which could be a potential fire risk. Spare lithium batteries must always go in hand luggage only.

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